Primary Cytomegalovirus Infection, Atypical Kawasaki Disease, and Coronary Aneurysms in 2 Infants

Clin Infect Dis. 2005 Sep 1;41(5):e53-6. doi: 10.1086/432578. Epub 2005 Jul 21.

Abstract

We describe 2 infants who developed atypical Kawasaki disease and coronary aneurysms during primary cytomegalovirus infection. These observations suggest that children with coronary aneurysms and Kawasaki-like disease should be tested for cytomegalovirus. Conversely, children with unusually severe primary cytomegalovirus infection should be tested for coronary aneurysms.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Anti-Inflammatory Agents / therapeutic use
  • Coronary Aneurysm / drug therapy
  • Coronary Aneurysm / etiology*
  • Cytomegalovirus Infections / complications*
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Immunoglobulins / therapeutic use
  • Infant
  • Male
  • Mucocutaneous Lymph Node Syndrome / drug therapy
  • Mucocutaneous Lymph Node Syndrome / etiology*

Substances

  • Anti-Inflammatory Agents
  • Immunoglobulins